Jordan is an Earth and Planetary Sciences major in the Class of 2019.

Faience amulets

Description These three faience amulets were all likely¬†found in foundation deposits from the mortuary temple of Queen Tawosret in Thebes, who ruled as an independent female monarch at the end of the 19th Dynasty (ca. 1188-1186 BCE). Such deposits were made prior to the consecration of a new building and contained the burial of votive […]

Faience model vessels

Description In ancient Egypt a model of something was just as effective as the thing it represented, and Egyptians often opted to include models in their burials rather than full-sized–and perhaps sometimes more expensive–objects. Such models¬†were frequently made of faience, a material which itself had a wide array of symbolic associations. The Egyptian word for […]